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Ascent of Mount Elbert on 2011-09-23

Climber: Brad Boester

Other People:Solo Ascent
Date:Friday, September 23, 2011
Ascent Type:Successful Summit Attained
    Motorized Transport to Trailhead:Car
Peak:Mount Elbert
    Location:USA-Colorado
    Elevation:14433 ft / 4399 m

Ascent Trip Report

Started out on North Elbert TH at 4am, arrived at summit about an hour after sunrise (second person on summit that day). A few lingering snow fields above 12000ft but trail was in good shape and easily followed using my headlamp. Glad I started early because it was crowded on the descent, I stopped counting after fifty people.
Summary Total Data
    Elevation Gain:4383 ft / 1336 m
    Distance:9 mi / 14.5 km
    Route:North Elbert Trail
    Trailhead:North Elbert Trailhead  10050 ft / 3063 m
    Grade/Class:I
    Quality:3 (on a subjective 1-10 scale)
    Route Conditions:
Maintained Trail, Snow on Ground
    Weather:Cool, Calm, Clear
Ascent Statistics
    Time Up:3 Hours 45 Minutes
Descent Statistics
    Time Down:2 Hours 



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